The inspiration for these fabric bracelets came from a blogger called – Thriftanista in the City. She has lovely step by step instructions to make her bangles. One thing she did, which I was too lazy to do but really should have done, is fold her fabric strips like bias binding. It gives a much neater edge that won’t fluff or fray. Another thing she did to finish them is folded in the ends, whereas I sewed them.
Here’s how I made these fabric bracelets.
You need: –
- fabric cut into long thin strips – try making them with the continuous binding method
- rope pieces approximately 23 centimtres long
- duct tape
- sewing needle and thread
You do: –
Wrap the rope around your wrist making sure it’s big enough to slide on and off then cut. Approximately 23 centimetres. Join the ends together with duct tape as per the photo.
Wind your continuous fabric strip around the rope making sure any seams or edges face down not up. I didn’t like the red in these bangles so I wound in such a way as to hide it. I also put 2 – 3 layers of fabric around my rope bracelet.
Sew any loose fabric down with invisible stitches.
Voila! A fun fabric bracelet or three in hand.
Have a great week.